Tag Archives: Columbia Journalism Review

DOJ Seizes Reporter’s DATA

DOJ seizes reporter’s records: Pete Vernon takes a cautious stance on the justice department’s seizure of a New York Times reporter’s records.

“The press freedom issues raised by the case aren’t new, and they aren’t limited to the current administration,” he writes.



Do We Need J-Schools?

Do we need journalism schools?

Bill Grueskin says yes, Felix Salmon says no and Alexandria Neason says maybe, depending on cost.

The Columbia Journalism Review presents a debate on the sifting role of reporters and the cost of journalism education.

Following The Money

Following the money: Mya Frazier reports that an obscure accounting rule change allowed an alert reporter to discover how millions of dollars were siphoned from public services through tax breaks.

“Although Statement 77 was not intended as a tool for the press, the new disclosures have become a font of valuable information for journalists,” she wrote.

Defining Free Speech For Robots

Defining free speech for robots: Jared Schroeder reports that free expression rights for artificial intelligence communicators may push the Supreme Court to define a journalist.

“Courts will soon have to explore whether AI communicators have rights as publishers — and whether a bot can be entitled to journalist protections,” he writes. This requires us to identify what is human about journalism and what is fundamental about it.

How The Internet Found Its Voice

How the internet found its voice: Lyz Lenz analyzes the rise of internet writing.

“It comes as no surprise that finding and creating a cohesive understanding of internet writing is just as dubious, problematic and maddening as the internet itself,” she writes.

“The internet, with its irreverence and short attention span, is a perfect vehicle for crassly delightful send-up humor.”